Re: Civil War Grandchildren?
Allan Pitts:John Jackson was in the war at Chickamauga also in other fierce battles. He was not drafted, he did not volunteer, I suppose he was called
He was a blacksmith and was permitted to stay home in order to help those at home who did not have money to pay for the work he could do.
BUT an old man that COULD pay for work done would not pay the money he owed. THEN John Jackson refused do work for him, The man turned him in, AND
As a result of this he was called into service in three days, Where could I get his records.
"His farm was not far from Court Hill in Talladega County. He was on the 1860 census." [You sent me this.] Where can I get a copy of the 1860 census.
[as far as having to walk home it was probably be cause would not sign the loyalty pledge. I did not remember this. A distant cousin said he had a war record, but it got burned ]
Thank you for Any help.